Are Eggshells Good for Fig Trees?
You can skip over this article if you would like to keep reading through other articles on this blog to see what we have found about adding eggshells to your fig trees. If not, read on to see what we have learned!
As you may be wondering why eggshells are added to fig trees in the first place, you may be wondering why eggshells would be added to fig trees at all. The key component of cement is calcium carbonate, and the soil often lacks this component. Fig trees can benefit greatly from this because calcium carbonate helps create a perfect environment for roots. It has also been shown to be useful in preventing fungal infections in citrus trees, so it is likely to work in the same way for fig trees as well.
It would be beneficial for us to explore in greater detail the pros of eggshells. In the first place, eggshells are the best way to recycle at the moment! Besides being completely biodegradable, they can be added to your own garden without any adverse effects on the environment or on anyone who might come into contact with them. Besides calcium carbonate, eggshells are also pretty rich in phosphorus, magnesium, silicon, and sodium, all of which have a positive impact on the growth of your fig tree.
The problem is that if you have a tree in your yard, it will be very difficult for you to incorporate eggshells into the soil because they are just too small, and they will wash away in the rain. Furthermore, it would be difficult to determine whether or not they would stay in the same place since chickens are known for scratching around in the dirt and could be ingesting them as well. Regardless of where they are placed, they will take a long time before they start benefiting your tree even if they do stay put there. It is possible for eggshells to decompose completely over a period of a year if they are not handled properly.
In conclusion, eggshells have a number of positive aspects (of course, there are some cons as well). If you own a chicken or have access to some cheap eggs, you will be able to get eggshells very easily. Just make sure that you don’t add too many fresh ones to your garden until they are completely dry.
There are several cons that I would like to draw your attention to. As I mentioned before, it will be extremely challenging for you to make use of eggshells in your own backyard due to their size. The chances of you getting better results are higher if you ask friends or neighbors who have chickens whether they would mind if you collected their shells when you were cleaning their coop.